The number of employed persons in South Africa decreased to 9748000 in the second quarter of 2018 from 9817000 in the first quarter of 2018. Employed Persons in South Africa averaged 6099253.56 from 1973 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 9817000 in the first quarter of 2018 and a record low of 3694977 in the first quarter of 1973.

Employed Persons in South Africa is expected to be 10111000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employed Persons in South Africa to stand at 9743480.13 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Employed Persons is projected to trend around 11711000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 27.50 27.20 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9748000.00 9817000.00 9817000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6209.39 6082.50 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.50 59.10 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 150.80 148.30 150.80 1.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 20176.00 19858.00 20176.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 17674.00 17146.00 17674.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 57.73 56.84 57.73 17.46 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 4380.00 3960.00 4380.00 3840.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 52.80 53.70 55.90 48.80 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 22600.00 20300.00 22600.00 19000.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 11300.00 10700.00 11300.00 10700.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 6570.00 6140.00 6570.00 6140.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Employment Rate 43.10 43.10 46.17 41.00 percent [+]


South Africa Employed Persons

In South Africa, employed persons refer to the number of people employed by the business, who received payment (in salaries; wages; commission, in addition to a retainer, salary or wage; piece rates; or payments in kind) for any part of the reference period. This excludes independent contractors and consultants; working proprietors; sole and joint owners; and employees paid on a commission basis where a retainer, salary or wage was not paid. Number of employees refers to the number of people employed at the end of the reference period. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Employed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Employed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9748000.00 9817000.00 9817000.00 3694977.00 1973 - 2018 Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
Argentina 11642.00 Jun/18
Australia 12671.54 Oct/18
Brazil 92.90 Oct/18
Canada 18799.10 Nov/18
China 77640.00 Dec/17
Euro Area 158.29 Sep/18
France 28184.20 Sep/18
Germany 44852.00 Oct/18
India 29650.00 Dec/12
Indonesia 127067835.00 Dec/18
Italy 23254.79 Oct/18
Japan 66880.00 Oct/18
Mexico 54027997.00 Sep/18
Netherlands 8836.00 Oct/18
Russia 72.50 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 11168.50 Dec/17
Singapore 3669.50 Dec/17
South Africa 9748000.00 Jun/18
South Korea 26837.00 Oct/18
Spain 19528.00 Sep/18
Switzerland 5046.00 Jun/18
Turkey 29318.00 Aug/18
United Kingdom 32409.00 Aug/18
United States 156795.00 Nov/18


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